Charges filed against man who allegedly shot Michigan State Trooper

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. -- A Niles man has been charged for allegedly shooting a Michigan State Trooper following a traffic stop on October 6, according to the Berrien County Prosecutor's Office.

Isaac Ntabaazi, 24, has been charged with assault with intent to murder, felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon in an automobile, possession of a firearm with altered identification marks, resisting and obstructing a police officer causing serious impairment, and three counts of being in possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Around 10:20 p.m., the trooper conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of 9th and Main streets.

The trooper asked Ntabaazi, who was a passenger in the vehicle, to step out of the car.

When Ntabaazi got out of the vehicle, he kept his hands in his pockets and refused to show the trooper his hands, so the trooper and Ntabaazi got into a struggle, reports said.

Ntabaazi fired a pistol and shot the trooper in the leg, reports said.

The trooper returned fire and shot Ntabaazi in the head, reports said.

Both the trooper and Ntabaazi were taken to the hospital for treatment.

No court dates have been set.

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